The only thing that prevents a bloody disintegration of Ukraine is Russia’s policy

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  • Reported in: Issue 158
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 08/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Ukraine, EU
  • Keywords: Ukrainian disintegration
  • Outlet: Vremya Pokazhet @Pervyi Kanal (48:12 - 49:17)
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Russophobia has become a normal thing in Ukraine

Russophobia has become a normal thing in Ukraine, even outside of politics. Cultural and educational exchanges, as well as contacts between relatives, have almost been forbidden.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Russophobia in Ukraine.

Ukraine is not a fascist, Russophobic country as often claimed by the Kremlin media. It had to react to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas. However, Ukraine has not forbidden contacts between citizens of Ukraine and Russia, as well as sports, cultural, scientific or other exchange. The borders [with Russia] are open. It still has direct bus and train connections with Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.

There is a civil war in Eastern Ukraine

We are talking about the president of a country with an ongoing civil war, where an army takes part in an internal conflict, where people are killed, and where peaceful citizens continue to die.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about the war in Ukraine, attempting to portray it as a civil war. It disregards the extensive factual evidence confirming ongoing Russian military presence in Donbas.  Prior debunks of this narrative can be found here and here.

The war in eastern Ukraine is not a civil conflict, but an act of aggression by the Russian armed forces, that continue since February 2014.